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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Aug 29, 2012 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

is there an intention to use old(er) music to target certain customer groups or, (more likely) is it because today's music is so forgetable ?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 29, 2012 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

There's definitely an intention to make older buyers feel younger... but agreed, so much music today is drivel. Wonder which phone company will snag "Call Me Maybe" ?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Aug 29, 2012 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

Uless you have pre-teen daughters or granddaughters around the house, it scares me just a bit that you are even aware of this so called song...
I only heard it recently because it is my 12YO's latest and greatest. Fortunately, she moves on to the next thing rather quickly most of the time. God willing, she will eventually latch onto something that at least remotely resembles music. LOL

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 29, 2012 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

I'll be more scared when I have no clue what's going on in popular culture - it's better not to ossify too much. I'm certainly of the grandpa age, but so far my sons have not provided heirs. My wife, however, takes a zumba class and hears/enjoys all kinds of dance music that spurs her exercise, so I hear about things. I'd like to think I try to keep an open mind so I can hear new music, but I still can't stand a lot of what's out there. There seems to be a shortage of people who can actually write melodies, it all seems very whiney, all style and no substance. Call Me is a very catchy synth-dance thing, but your ears go numb after about 30 seconds. Beware what you wish for your daughter - it could be worse.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 29, 2012 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

I've thought alot about this uj, and it is in part, IMHO, related to what we do as we age...ie, HS, college, etc., are typically times of experimentation, free time (recall that?), blah, blah, blah (you know what I mean), and music is the soundtrack for a great many very special developmental events that simply cannot be recreated. Thus, a lot of it is time line (life span related). This is in part why folks often have "early is better" viewpts (early always means their youth), etc., etc.

NOTE: I assume folks realized long ago I didn't make that line up, right? It is largely a historically established factoid for many art endeavors...

Anyhooo, back to the point/pontification: I think it's GREAT that individuals like you are doing what you are doing, but I doubt it will work very well (something coming along and knocking your socks off). OF course, it can, and it'd be great if it does...just not likely?

My approach? Accept it, and start letting everyone under 40 know that "their" music sucks....

;)

Seriously, I actually don't accept ALL of the above, as I in fact believe that there is TRUTH to early is better, and that it's in fact MY early that is the BEST (ie, 65-71). IE, it is NOT all experiential.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 29, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

You would have to pretty much be in a media blackout to not be aware of this song. It's everywhere. Hundreds of people have posted lip-synching videos of it on youtube, including dozens of celebrities. Jimmy Fallon covered it.

Mind you, I have absolutlely no idea what this song sounds like, but I'm sick of hearing about it.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 29, 2012 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

My 15 yr. old son and I send music back and forth to each other, as long as mine contains no GD or any spinoff which I think is rather harsh. Anyways, he's in a big Regina Spektor phase. She is on the crazy as Tori Amos path, but not quite there. She's a step up from Death Cab for Cutie though.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Aug 30, 2012 4:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

Heard of tori Amos. No clue who any of the others are. LOL
That is cool that you and your son bond thru music that way!
My daughter is caught up in the "bubble gum" phase of her music listening at this stage. My 15YO son however, is into the Beatles and lately has been on a van morrison kick. I also noticed that he has appropriated a couple of my Who CDs, So at least he is on the right track. (crosses fingers)!
Perhaps there is hope for my daughter yet.
It's all good, though. It's their music. Doesn't really matter what i think. They will like what they like.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 30, 2012 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

>Doesn't really matter what i think. They will like what they like.

Hence the GD rule. I mean he listened to them, I admit sometimes all the time. For months. Who wouldn't want to?

He just discovered The Doors. Lots of Texas Radio, Peace Frog & The End. (I asked him if I should be worried.) I hope he doesn't get all dark and nihilistic on me.

Tori Amos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKzCxi2yf5s

Be well F.B.!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Aug 29, 2012 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

Admittedly, I am usually in a media blackout.
I only know of it because of my daughter.
trust me - you don't want to hear it!

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 29, 2012 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

Speaking of Jimmy Fallon......A READING RAINBOW!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBRYsAfchkY

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 29, 2012 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nostalgic music and commercials

That's the greatest thing I have ever seen. Thank you, thank you